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COREY TAYLOR: I Was Getting Burnt Out On SLIPKNOT

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has admitted to Rolling Stone magazine that has was "really getting burnt out" with what he was doing with SLIPKNOT prior to the band's decision to embark on a lengthy hiatus to allow the individual members to pursue side projects. "I needed to get back to where I came from — ...

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SLIPKNOT's JOEY JORDISON: New Stuff Is "Pretty Fucking Brutal"

SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison recently spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about the group's forthcoming third full-length album, which the band will begin work on early next year for a late 2003 release through Roadrunner Records. According to Jordinson, SLIPKNOT have amassed material left over from the Iowa sessions as well as a host of new ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE Commence Work On New Material

AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE bassist Chad Hanks posted the following update on the songwriting sessions for the group's sophomore CD, due in early 2003 through American Recordings: "Back in Minneapolis... [Vocalist] Martin [Cock] and myself have been working/vacationing (it's a hard balance) in Iowa at Paul from [SLIPKNOT's] house for the past 10 or so days...basically ...

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APARTMENT 26 Announce New Drummer

APARTMENT 26 have recruited drummer Brad Booker from the Jefferson City, Missouri-based act STIR. The group played their first show with the newest member at the Whisky in West Hollywood, California on June 26th as support to STONE SOUR (featuring Corey Taylor and Jim Root from SLIPKNOT), and "fun was had by all, which is, ...

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WEST MEMPHIS THREE Benefit Album: Complete Track Listing Announced

SLAYER's Tom Araya, SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor, MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister and CLUTCH's Neil Fallon are the among the artists confirmed to appear on Rise Above, an album benefiting the convicted killers known as the West Memphis Three. Due on October 8th through Henry Rollins' 2.13.61 label via Sanctuary Records, the LP was spearheaded by Rollins and ...

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Germany's OFF LIMITS Festival Cancelled!

Germany's Off Limits festival, which was set to be held at the Leipziger Messehalle on August 31st and Dortmunder Westfalenhalle on September 1st, has been officially cancelled. RAMMSTEIN, ANDREW WK and CLAWFINGER were due to take part in the festivities, which were originally supposed to be held outdoors at Festwiese in Leipzig and at Georg-Melches-Stadion ...

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MURDERDOLLS: Another MP3 Posted Online

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE/current STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, have posted an MP3 of the track "Let's Go To War", taken from the group's forthcoming Beyond ...

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MURDERDOLLS Announce US Dates

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE/current STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, have lined up the following dates during July/August: Jul. 30 - San Diego @ Epicenter Jul. 31 ...

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STONE SOUR Debut Gets Pushed Up

STONE SOUR, the side project of SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and rhythm guitarist Jim Root, have pushed up the release date of their self-titled debut album to August 27th through Roadrunner Records. In other news, the song "Bother" from the above-mentioned release (which also appears in slightly different form on the Spider-Man soundtrack) is currently ...

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MURDERDOLLS Confirmed For Japan's SUMMER SONIC Festival

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE/current STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, have been confirmed for Japan's Summer Sonic Festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 17-18. ...

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SLIPKNOT Pull Out Of Germany's OFF LIMITS Festival

SLIPKNOT have cancelled their appearance at Germany's Off Limits festival after city officials in the town of Leipzig expressed concern about the potentially high noise level of the "open air" event, which was previously due to be held on August 31st at Festwiese in Leipzig and on September 1st at Georg-Melches-Stadion in Essen. RAMMSTEIN, ANDREW ...

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DOWNTHESUN Officially Sign With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Roadrunner Records have officially announced the signing of Kansas City's DOWNTHESUN. "Roadrunner has always signed the greatest bands," commented bassist Lance "Kuk" Collier. "Stuff that we grew up on, to some of the more recent bands." It was SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan that first caught wind of DOWNTHESUN, and he didn't have to look ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Unmasked In SLITHERYN's "Lost" Video

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor appears sans his trademark mask in the video for the track "Lost" from the Chicago quintet SLITHERYN, whose four-track EP Taylor produced at the end of last year. The video for the song, which features Corey's distinctive vocals during the chorus, can be viewed via SLITHERYN's official web site at

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APARTMENT 26 To Support STONE SOUR At Los Angeles Gig

APARTMENT 26—the group fronted by Biff Butler, son of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler— have been confirmed as one of the support acts for STONE SOUR, the side project of SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and rhythm guitarist Jim Root, at the latter's headlining performance at the Los Angeles club Whisky A Go-Go on Wednesday, June ...

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MURDERDOLLS Track Listing Unveiled

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE/current STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, have finalized the track listing for their debut album, entitled Beyond The Valley of The Murderdolls. It ...

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SLIPKNOT Side Project MP3 Posted Online

STONE SOUR, the side project of SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and rhythm guitarist Jim Root, have posted an MP3 of the track "Get Inside" at this location. "Get Inside" comes off the group's self-titled debut, which is currently being mixed by Toby Wright and is set for a September 9th release through Roadrunner ...

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SLIPKNOT Members To Unmask For New Video

SLIPKNOT vocalist Corey Taylor and rhythm guitarist Jim Root will remove their masks at the end of the month for a video shoot for "Get Inside", the first single from their side project, STONE SOUR, according to MTV.com. The video will be shot onstage on June 26th at the Los Angeles club Whisky A Go-Go. ...

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MURDERDOLLS To Step "Beyond The Valley" In Late Summer

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE/current STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, have re-dubbed their recently-completed debut album Beyond The Valley Of The Murderdolls. A late summer release through ...

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MURDERDOLLS MP3 Available For Download

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE/current STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, have posted an MP3 of the track "Dead In Hollywood", taken from the group's forthcoming Right To ...

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MURDERDOLLS: "Musical Equivalent Of Being Kicked In The Teeth"

MURDERDOLLS, the new band featuring SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison on guitar, singer Wednesday 13 (formerly of North Carolina horror-metal outfit FRANKENSTEIN DRAG QUEENS FROM PLANET 13), ex-DOPE/current STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen, bassist Erik Griffin and drummer Ben Graves, are currently mixing their debut album at SR Audio studios in Des Moines, Iowa for a late ...

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HENRY ROLLINS: "West Memphis 3" Album Will Be A Monster!

HENRY ROLLINS has issued a press release detailing the conception of the West Memphis Three benefit album for the three young men—Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin—who were allegedly convicted unfairly of murder. The album—tentatively due in November—will reportedly consist of ROLLINS and his backing band, MOTHER SUPERIOR, covering classic BLACK FLAG songs, with ...

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SLIPKNOT To Issue New Single In July

SLIPKNOT's forthcoming UK single, "My Plague (New Abuse Mix)", will be released on July 8th. The full track listing for it is as follows: 01. My Plague (New Abuse Mix) 02. The Heretic Anthem (live) 03. (sic) (live) 04. My Plague (New Abuse Mix) (video) The two live tracks were recorded on January 22nd, 2002 ...

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SLIPKNOT, PENNYWISE, HENRY ROLLINS, Others To Collaborate On West Memphis Three Benefit Album

SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor, PENNYWISE's Jim Lindberg, and X's Exene Cervenka are among the vocalists tentatively scheduled to appear on a benefit album for the West Memphis Three currently being spearheaded by Henry Rollins. The album will reportedly consist of Rollins and his backing band, MOTHER SUPERIOR covering classic BLACK FLAG songs, with featured performances from ...

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SLIPKNOT: Side Project Update

The forthcoming debut CD from CLOSURE, the solo project of SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor, will include 11 or 12 of the 16 songs recently laid down by the five-piece band at Catamount Studios in Cedar Falls, Iowa, according to a report posted at MTV.com. Produced by the band and Tom Tatman (i.e. LIVING SACRIFICE, CRAIG ...

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EXCLUSIVE: DINO CAZARES Speaks Out On FEAR FACTORY Split

Since FEAR FACTORY officially called it quits in early March, very little has been heard from the band themselves, with the four members of the group choosing to each deal with the break-up of this long-running group by immersing themselves in new projects rather than speaking out publicly on what was, by all accounts, a ...

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